The Quest for Employee Engagement | with Elise Olding from Gartner | Engaging Leader | Serious-Minded Games |

"Elise Olding, a Research Director at the tech research firm Gartner, has predicted that by 2015, 40% of Global 1000 organizations will use gamification as the primary mechanism to transform business operations. Her areas of focus include organizational change, communications strategies, and emerging trends in employee engagement from a hands-on practitioner view. Elise provides research on a worldwide basis, advising clients on best practices to achieve sustainable change and business transformation.


"In episode 14 of the Gamer Changer podcast series, we discussed 4 tips from Elise’s research for applying gamification within the enterprise. In this episode of Engaging Leader, Jesse and Elise discuss:

-What neuroscience shows about the reasons gamification is a powerful engagement strategy

-Why leaders may need to gamify their employees’ work, even though it seems like it should be intrinsically interesting

-How gamification can help keep people engaged over time, when they otherwise might get burned out on repetitive tasks

-How gamification can help employees maintain line of sight between their specific work and the overall purpose and goals of the organization".